2018 - 11 Day Essence of Britain & Ireland

4 Star Vacation - 9 Nights - 16 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 3 to August 17 departures.
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly skilled dogs to herd sheep and enjoy fresh baked scones with tea

    Trip Highlights:

  • Cardiff Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Stonehenge
  • York Minster

    Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a welcome dinner in London, a Welsh Evening in Cardiff, and Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner with a lively show.

    Hotels:

  • Marriott Kensington Hotel
    London (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • Granville Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • North Star Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Jurys Inn Edinburgh
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • York Marriott
    York (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
    London (2 nights)

    All CIE Guided Vacations Include:

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (636) 978-5510 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13454091

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2017
    Duration
    11 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonLONDON ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION : Tour begins 2:00 PM, London hotel. Head out on a panoramic drive around central London to see many famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. In the evening enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2CardiffSTONEHENGE & ROMAN BATHS : Head to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to Bath to tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. In Cardiff, enjoy a Welsh evening of local specialties and traditional entertainment.
    (B, D)
    Day 3WaterfordCARDIFF & FERRY TO WATERFORD : After a panoramic tour of Cardiff visit Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic style residence in the 19th century. Journey through the gentle, green countryside to the west coast. At Pembroke Dock embark on an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare and on to Waterford.
    (B, D)
    Day 4DublinSHEEP HERDING & DUBLIN'S MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB : Start the day with a walking tour of historic Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. At Jerpoint Park enjoy a sheep herding demonstration and sample scones with tea. Stop briefly in Kilkenny before heading to Dublin. Dine at the lively Merry Ploughboy Pub with an entertaining show.
    (B, D)
    Day 5DublinGLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING : Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly-painted doorways and the General Post Office where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. The afternoon and evening are free to use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one attraction.
    (B)
    Day 6EdinburghBELFAST SIGHTSEEING & SCOTLAND : Head to Belfast where you'll enjoy a panoramic tour to see Victorian buildings, the Harland & Wolff shipyards where the Titanic was built and the Falls Road and Shankill residential areas. Take a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Travel through gentle pasturelands to the central belt of Scotland. Stop en route for dinner before continuing to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.
    (B, D)
    Day 7EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR : Take a drive around central Edinburgh to see the main points of interest, including the 200-year-old "New Town" with elegant Georgian houses and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On August 3 to August 17 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
    (B)
    Day 8YorkSCOTTISH BORDERS & YORK : Travel through the charming Borders region with many quaint towns, manor houses and abbeys. Stop in Jedburgh to see the picturesque ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Continue to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets where the medieval houses almost touch across the street. Tour the stately Gothic York Minster, which dates back to the 12th century and is noted for its magnificent medieval stained glass windows.
    (B, D)
    Day 9LondonSHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON : In Stratford-upon-Avon visit Shakespeare's birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Walk through the furnished house where he was born and take a look around the town with its many black-and-white buildings. Drive through the Cotswolds to London for an independent evening.
    (B)
    Day 10LondonLONDON SIGHTSEEING : Enjoy London sightseeing with an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes and a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana.
    (B)
    Day 11Tour Ends in LondonTOUR ENDS IN LONDON : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/13/2018$2,940.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/11/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/25/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/22/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/06/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/20/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/03/2018$3,270.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/17/2018$3,270.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/31/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/07/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/14/2018$3,075.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/28/2018$3,005.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/05/2018$2,935.00* (USD) / 11 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Marriott Kensington Hotel, London (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)
    Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
    North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    Jurys Inn Edinburgh, Edinburgh (2 nights)
    York Marriott, York (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London (2 nights)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $785

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    • 2018 - 11 Day Essence of Britain & Ireland

      From $2,935.00 (USD)

      HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences: Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 3 to August 17 departures.